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Author Parsons, Michael.

Title Luther and Calvin on Grief and Lament Life-Experience and Biblical Text : Life-experience and Biblical Text
Published Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013
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Summary This book examines Luther and Calvin on grief and lament and discovers through a close reading of letters, commentaries, and sermons that the reformers actually encourage righteous lament in times of pain and desolation. This means that the feeling of lament stems from a pure heart and is disposed to rest in God's unfailing love, even at such times. It concludes with some pastoral insights gleaned from the reformers' writing. Overturns the belief that Calvin's rigorous arguments for providence and life after death essentially prevent any further consideration of lament in theology
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Subject Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564 -- Views on grief
Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564 -- Views on lament
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Views on grief
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Views on lament
Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Grief -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Grief -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- General.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773418091